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Femme Fatale’s Secret Weapon

27 Jun

The Dutch jewelry designer Ted Noten has made a group of handgun-shaped compacts as part of a series he calls “Seven Necessities” which made its debut at Gallery Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam and was recently shown at Art Basel by the Ornamemtum Gallery of Hudson, N.Y.

Each faux firearm is devoted to a different cosmetic giant, Dior and Chanel among them, and includes a lip gloss in the muzzle, various pills (including Viagra) in the loading chamber, 100 grams of certified silver bullion in the Dior gun clip (50 grams of 24-karat gold in the Chanel), a toothpick and, in some models, a hairpin and a small vial of perfume. The guns also conceal a 4GB thumb drive for snapshots, personal data and corporate secrets…

Needless to say, if planning to encounter any situation in which one’s belongings might be scanned, like air travel, jury duty or hip-hop discos, the provocative object is best left at home…

The owner is also advised to exercise caution around female impersonators, lest her weapon be wrested away and used against her…

The white Dior gun will set a girl back 8,000 euros, or about $11,500. The black Chanel gun, however, costs over $17,000.


What Do You Smell Like?

23 Dec

Existential crisis of the week: I like to have problems when they’re about choice of moisturizing cream, the perfect size for new boots (I’m almost always between 2 sizes, like God wants me to go barefoot), indecision between black or navy, that kind of things. But when these little unsignificant matters become never solved, I don’t find them cute anymore.

The thing is, I change perfume like mood swings and it has started to really bother me not to have a “smell identity“. I admit this sounds like dog language, but when I smell a frangance randomly and it reminds me of someone (can be a good friend or an ex-boyfriend, you never know if the smell will make you smile or sick) I wonder if people are ever reminded of me randomly when they run to catch a train, walk into a store, fight to get the last size 36,… Out-of-the-blue!

I can count in the past 10 years at least 15 differents scents that have been sprayed on my body and none of them have ever lasted more than one (maybe 2, but unfinished) bottle… That’s how I started to collect them and got out of control!

Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic

Now finally I picked ONE favorite fragrance, the freshest and discrete one which will never bore me because it’s like pure happiness. However, it turns out to be a summer scent and when I put it on my Xmas list (the 1st bottle is almost dead) I wondered: do I need to have one winter and one summer fragrance? Is life really THAT complicated?

I don’t care if I’ll smell like a blooming orange tree when trees are actually covered in snow looking like bags of bones and I’ll even high-hat all the ladies’ sugar-vanilla flavoured perfumes that give headaches and bad ideas to men. Watch out bitches, I’ll blow your mind with my delicate mandarin-basilic flavoured fists!

Last little bracket of this interlude on my life, I found a battle of perfumes on a blog that confront my innocent Guerlain fruit basket to Marc Jacobs’ Orange Splash. It goes without saying – I didn’t read it (no need to get confused again) but the author seems to takes the perfume case so seriously (which I don’t, at all) I thought I’d share it with you:

Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic (with orange blossom, white peony, green tea, ivy, Roman camomile, mandarin, basil, amber and sandalwood) VS Orange Splash by Marc Jacobs (bergamot, mandarin, neroli, tamarind, water mint, freesia, white rose, moss, tonka bean amber, musk and blonde woods)

Tie And Dye Your Hair : Very Rock’n Roll!

26 Nov

Drew Barrymore

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